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Patriots' Day Spirit Celebration

Sunday, April 16
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Faulkner Homestead, 5 High Street

 A living history of the Colonial and Civil War eras.
Re-enacments, music, colonial weaving and cooking demonstrations, 
children's games and much more. Fun for the whole family!

Patriots Spirit cooking fire 250
On Sunday, April 16, the Iron Work Farm will explore the full meaning of Patriots’ Day, which was established to commemorate the start of not one, but two wars in our country’s history. In both wars, the people of Acton and the Faulkner Homestead played an important part.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., three groups of re-enactors will be on hand to mark the April 19, 1861 start of the Civil War. Soldiers of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the 12th Georgia Infantry will stage an encampment and hold skirmishes in the Faulkner woods, while members of “Be What Remains”, the re-enactors of the US Sanitary Commission, will demonstrate the help they gave to the enlisted soldiers during the war. A musical ensemble, the “Shades of Gray” will be on hand to perform mid-19th century tunes.
On April 19, 1775, on the first day of the Revolutionary War, local families gathered in the Faulkner dooryard to cook food to take to the Acton militiamen in the field. Today’s visitors will experience 18th-century home life with outdoor cooking, children’s games, etc., while in the Faulkner House, members of the Nashoba Valley Weavers Guild will demonstrate colonial weaving, and show off the old “barn frame” loom.

Acton Minutemen's Robbins' Ride Re-enactment 
Sunday, April 16
5:30 pm

Don't miss the Acton Minutemen as they stage their annual “Robbins’ Ride” reenactment, with the arrival of the horse and rider who brought the news to Col. Francis Faulkner earlier that day that the British were marching on Concord.

Robbins Alarm Rider 250

Patriots’ Day Spirit is open to the public for a modest donation. “Give What You Will.” Parking is available in nearby public lots.

Check out photos from previous years. View a video from our Patriots’ Day Spirit 2013.
Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please visit our Facebook page for more information.


Annual IWF Egg Hunt 

Saturday, April 8
12:00 p.m.
Faulkner Homestead, 5 High Street

Lots of fun for both kids and adults. This is a great way to introduce younger children to the Faulkner Homestead.
Bring your own basket, ready to fill. 

Egg Hunt

$10.00 per child. Registration is required.
To register, please email Michaela Moran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
or use the "Donate" button in the upper right hand corner to send in your payment.
Please reference "Egg Hunt Registration" in the special instructions.

Parking is available in the nearby MBTA lots.